Two documents on the EU energy strategy, published July 8th focusing on “Green hydro” and “off-shore-wind” almost only. It seems that Solar is a lost battle for the EU-Commission, although it should be a key player!
Little ambition for a real European Energy future: The German program for it’s EU – presidency
German Coal Phase out: Too late too expensive: last week’s decision by German Government to phase out Coal by 2038 largely insufficient and as many critics state largely overpaid
Measuring is key: ESMC participated at World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)2nd Climate and Energy Benchmark: measures and ranks the world’s 50 most influential electric utilities companies on their transition to a low-carbon economy.
The European Parliament’s Regional Affairs Committee on the EU’s proposed €40 billion Just Transition Fund (JTF)
The European Parliament’s Regional Affairs Committee on the EU’s proposed €40 billion Just Transition Fund (JTF) Plan the inclusion of “natural” (=fossil) gas can be a crucial element for Coal areas, but heavy support of the Fossil gas cannot be the solution.
Pascal Canfin interview: EU must apply green finance taxonomy:“The taxonomy classifies technologies in three categories: 1) “green” technologies such as renewable energies, 2) those “enabling” the transition and 3) so-called “transition” technologies.
Bloomberg BNEF understands much better that Solar is a key solution: In partnership with European Commission Coal Regions in Transition Platform, released together an in-depth analysis on Bulgaria, Czechia, Poland and Romania, showing how current market conditions and existing policies can accelerate the transition away from coal to cleaner,...
The World economic Forum outlines the dilemma in Finance in Europe and how to bridge the gap:http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Bridging_the_Gap_in_European_Scale_up_Funding_2020.pdf
“Policy makers need to recognise how many renewable energy jobs can be created along each segment of the value chain, so they can design green recovery programmes that maximise regional and national value creation. From project planning and development to the manufacturing of equipment and components, from construction and installation to...
Several times postponed now life with an interesting Online on the 14th and 15th July Program with several energy and digitalisation topics: Future minded like the real show in Hannover: https://hannovermesse.digital/en/program_overview/
Intersolar trade show will do a 2 days online event 14th and 15th JulyProgram: https://www.thesmartere.com/en/events/online-events/intersolar-innovation-day
Dear friends of European Solar Manufacturing ! In recent weeks we are moving slowly back to “normal” Tuesday 23rd June we had the opportunity to meet again in Brussels with HQ-team to discuss “in real” next ESMC-steps.Yesterday 8th July, we had a gathering between important European PV Industry stakeholders, presenting the results of...
The Joint Initiative to promote Solar Manufacturing in Brussels The first event took place this 8th of July the Solar Manufacturing Accelerator(SoMA), the joint initiative by ETIP-PV, SolarPower Europe (SPE), IPVF (Solar Europe Now), VDMA and ESMC, initiated by SPE brought together an important number of Industry-ready European...
Position on European Commission’s Preparatory study for solar photovoltaic modules, inverters and systems, considering Ecodesign, Energy Label, EU Ecolabel, EU Green Public Procurement.
Position of the European Solar Manufacturing Council on: European Commission’s Preparatory study for solar photovoltaic modules, inverters and systems, considering Ecodesign, Energy Label, EU Ecolabel, EU Green Public Procurement. The European Solar Manufacturing Council The European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) is a new organisation aiming...
In ihrer Bewerbungsrede sprach sich Ursula von der Leyen für eine ambitionierte Klimapolitik aus. Die Photovoltaik- und Erneuerbaren-Branche in Deutschland und Europa regierte positiv, will nun aber auch Taten sehen. Die Grünen halten die in Aussicht gestellten Klimaschutzpläne dagegen für unzureichend. Am Dienstagabend hat das EU-Parlament in...
The former director of Fraunhofer ISE will be officially elected at a general assembly planned for September. The ESCM wants a strong Europe to be part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and also pay attention to sustainability. The board of the European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) has appointed Eicke Weber as provisional chairman....
EU 2019-2024 Legislative Policy Cycle The solar industry promotes Industry 4.S – with “s” for sustainability! European solar manufacturers, equipment producers and R&D institutes claim for uniting climate protection and industrial politics in the EU. “Voters in Europe are clearly concerned about the issue of climate change, but found the...
DE/ Hersteller und Forschungseinrichtungen gründen eigene Allianz in Europa, PV Magazine, 24th September, 2018
Council representing entire European solar manufacturing value chain planned, PVTECH, 25th September 2018
Manufacturers and research institutes form alliance in Europe – for PV Magazine, 25th September, 2018